Think tank Reform have recently produced a paper entitled 'Reality check: Fixing the UK's tax system'. It was a very timely report considering the expected budget. Reform's proposals would cut taxes on employment at a time when the economic recovery depends on business growth and increased work effort, and reduce complexity in personal taxes. They would restore the link between sound principles and tax policy making, improving stability and confidence. However, Mr Darling is expected to give a budget aimed at electioneering rather than sound economic thinking.